Originally Posted by JiveHippo
I made my recommendations on the basis that you work in an upscale environment, and thus would probably like an upscale fragrance. The Creeds you mention are fairly casual fragrances. Reflection is very love/hate around here, I think it's one of Amouage's worst. Almost any Guerlain would work.
You are right, i do look for an upscale fragrance.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by Luca
Why limit yourself to these 3 houses?
Well, first of all considering the longer term availability. Second, I don't want to be wearing the same as my colleagues or customers. I regularly find them to be wearing offerings from Hermes, Cartier, montale, Micallef.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by HDDP
it's best you spend a small amount of monies on samples then decide which suit you
rather than blind-buy based on suggestion, everyone have different tastes
and why limit yourself to only those 3 houses?
if i were in your position, i would go for
Habit Rogue extrait
Hi, i once sampled invasion barbare. I have to say it was very fabulous. However, this one i had to enjoy very close to the skin. But the quality was topnotch.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by Unifex
Creeds IMO vary too much from batch to batch.
If you want to send the right signals to your customers, in terms of character and confidence, go for broke - Amouage Opus VI.
Hi, don't exactly understand what to mean by go for 'broke'- - - Updated - - -
If i may sumarize:
From Creed mostly recommended GIT, however doens't this one stay quite weak and come across as mainstream (i.e. coolwater)? I was tossing between OV and OS (got samples), but maybe JiveHippo is right, that the are casual frags. Also i find Bois du Portugal (smoother) somewhat similar to Guerlain Heritage (harsher).
From Amouage mostly recommend JXXV, i sampled this one, and yes, it's solid. From Amouage i'am tossing between JXXV and Reflection. Reflection sometimes is wow, and sometimes is cloying. I see everyone surpassing Amouage Silver?
From Guerlain, I see lots recommend Habit Rouge. I sampled it, but sometimes it comes across a a frag for men lets say 50+ (don't know why) just like Heritage. This idea has held me back to go for these. Is it just my imagination or would it go well with my age? Guerlain L'instant i don't prefer that much. I tried also the whole range of Guerlain Homme, but they are so light, i sometimes think just to drink it up as a cocktail. By the way, I have never seen Derby in a shop.
Another question. Do you guys think that Amouage uses more natural (essential oils) vs Guerlain?